If you’re looking for the perfect commuter bike
I’m not a cyclist nor do I ride my bike a lot but I’ve always wanted to get one of those cool Ortlieb bike pannier bags that you
I imagined it would come in handy if I ever needed to run to the grocery store on my bike. I could simply throw my groceries into the pannier
I came really close to buying one until I saw the price and that’s when reality set in.
I couldn’t justify spending a couple hundred dollars on a pair of bike pannier bags that I might use for the occasional one off trips to the grocery store. Maybe I could if I thought I could use them in non bike scenarios like as a
A bike pannier
bag for the professional who cycles to work?
Flash forward a few years- my husband gets a new job where he will commute to work on his bike a couple of times a week and I thought “finally, we can get one of those amazing bike panniers for him to put his work stuff in”.
He could carry everything he needed to bring to the office in his pannier
I started researching and realized that a classic bike pannier might not be the best solution for my husband to commute to work after all. Damn.
Bike panniers are essentially thick, large plastic bags that you fill and stuff similar to how you might pack your back pack. My husband would essentially have to throw everything into the bike pannier
His clothes would get wrinkled and any work documents he put in there might get crushed. Smaller items like his
What my husband needed was a computer
Well guess what, a convertible
garment pannier bag actually exists.
A company called “Two Way Gear” has actually created a
It’s basically a convertible garment
Here are all of the features I love about this versatile
garment pannier bike bag
It’s a waterproof garment
This two wheel
It’s big and it holds a lot of stuff including your laptop
You can easily pack 3 to 5 garments and keeps them relatively wrinkle free. You can also also fit a towel, a work folder and a 15 inch laptop and accessories.
It has really deep exterior pockets where you can easily pack a pair of shoes, a lunch, your toiletries and bike maintenance tools.
6 utility loops to hook things
There are several loops attached to the zippers where you can clip lights for extra visibility at night. If you have a spare carabineer you can clip on a
It’s reflective for night visibility:
There are some reflective accents on the side of the
bag looks like professional luggage:
You can use it as
carry on bag:
Flying with a garment
Mounts to any standard bike rack.
It’s well made:
When you touch and hold this
The company also lets you try the
It has a two year limited warranty that basically guarantees your
The two wheel pannier garment bike
So there you have it. My personal review on the perfect